Entries by Jane Byrne

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Planning a successful event

Tips to help plan a successful event Event planners play an important part of any event, they require acute organisation skills and pay constant attention to detail. We often watch with great interest the event planners we have at Silverstream Retreat, you can usually pick them out of the crowd they’re the ones with the […]


Shopping for Wedding Rings

Tips on Choosing Wedding Rings It is customary for married couples to wear wedding rings as a symbol of their love for each other. It’s important to buy the right rings, you’ll be wearing them for countless years to come. We’ve put together a shopping guide with some tips to ensure you choose wedding rings […]


Wellington Wedding – Survival Kit

Silverstream Retreat Wedding Survival Kit We all hope that our wedding day will go off without a hitch, but unfortunately there will always be hiccups along the way. A chipped nail, broken heal or a stained dress. We’ve put together this handy Wedding Survival Kit list so you can remember all the last minute things […]

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Event Planning – Special Food Requests

Common food restrictions and allergies Silverstream Retreat is committed to meeting the needs of guests who have special dietary restrictions (such as a food allergy, intolerance or other medically restricted diet) and recognises that many of our guests may also adhere to a vegetarian or vegan diet. The Silverstream Retreat Function Manager can safely and […]

How to use Pinterest for your business

What is Pinterest Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that people use to collect ideas for their different projects and interests. People create and share collections (called ‘boards’) of visual bookmarks (called ‘Pins’) that they use to do things like plan trips and projects, organize events or save articles and recipes. Users can either upload […]


Wedding Videography

What to look for in a wedding videographer Budget Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life, and there’s no better way to remember it than having a video made. You will be so involved with the atmosphere and proceedings that it will not be possible for you to enjoy every moment […]


Choosing a Wedding Theme

Choosing your wedding theme should be one of your first wedding planning steps. Your theme is usually incorporated into all aspects and details of the wedding, such as invitations, flowers, cake, bridesmaid dresses and cars. When you start thinking about your wedding theme consider things like your personal style, what you wear, what furniture you […]

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Conference trends in 2013

Conference trends in 2013 and what to expect for 2014 We can’t believe its December already, we’ve had a busy year at Silverstream Retreat. Hosting a large number of events from small meetings and intimate dinners to large conferences and award ceremonies. We thought this was a good time to reflect on the changes we […]

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Looking for team building activities for your next conference or meeting

Team building activities Team building activities can be used at a conference or meeting for various reasons, including: Improving communication, boosting morale, motivation, ice breakers to help get to know each other better, learning effective strategies, improving productivity, learning about one’s strengths and weaknesses and many others. Stereotype party This is a fun exercise for […]


Fillable meeting agenda template

Download our meeting agenda template Running an effective meeting requires planning and preparation. Following on from our previous post ‘How to run an effective meeting’ we’ve created a meeting agenda template that you can download, fill-in and distribute to your meeting attendees. Download our Fillable Meeting Agenda Template here.